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Insulin Resistance
 
Standard Definition

Insulin resistance describes an insensitivity of cellular insulin receptors to insulin. Insulin levels are normal or elevated, but the insulin is incapable of transporting glucose into the cell. This leads to elevated blood glucose levels (but low cellular glucose levels) which further down-regulates the receptivity of the cells to insulin. Insulin resistance is commonly seen in combination with obesity with a high abdominal distribution of fat (apple shaped).

Syndrome X, a syndrome made up of insulin resistance, abdominal obesity and high cholesterol has recently been described. This syndrome is associated with a significantly elevated risk of cardiovascular disease.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

"Cells starving amidst a sea of plenty" is an expression used to describe the cellular distruption in function due to insulin resistance. Since all cells need glucose to function properly, many health problems can result from this condition, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and infertility.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Obesity and sedentary lifestyle
  • Family history of diabetes or insulin resistance
  • High sugar or refine carbohydrate diet
  • Nutritional deficiencies including Chromium
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Elevated cholesterol, heart disease
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Abdominal obesity (apple shape)
  • Carbohydrate 'addiction', hypoglycemia symptoms if skipped meals
  • Heart disease, cardiovascular disease, elevated cholesterol
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Fatigue, lethargy, depression
  • Inability to lose weight on normal weight loss programs
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Hormonal testing
  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
  • Biochemical assessments
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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